The Reston-based company is working with the mall to bring an ultra-fast EV charging station to the mall in early 2021, Alyssa Schor, a spokesperson for Electrify America, told Tysons Reporter.
Electrify America, which Volkswagon launched in 2017, has more than 450 sites with about 2,000 direct-current fast chargers. The company has said it plans to invest $2 billion in Zero Emission Vehicle programs by 2027, with $800 million going toward programs in California and $1.2 billion around the rest of the U.S.
The company plans to install or have under development approximately 800 total charging stations with about 3,500 direct-current fast chargers by December 2021, Schor said.
“Electrify America conducts an extensive review and analysis to select locations for charging stations, working with a variety of site hosts,” according to a company statement Schor provided. “A large focus is on placing these locations where EV drivers can multitask while their vehicle charges — running errands, dining out, etc.”
Schor declined to share how many chargers the station will have or where they will be located at the mall.
A spokesperson for Tysons Corner Center said that the upcoming chargers will increase the property’s zero-emissions sustainability offerings.
“We look forward to welcoming locally based Electrify America to the center and working together in promoting customer-centric, energy management solutions for the community,” Todd Putt, the mall’s senior marketing manager, said in a statement.
Currently, EV drivers can find more than two dozen charging stations in Tysons from Tesla, Blink, SemaConnect, EVgo, Volta and ChargePoint. Electrify America has a charging station near the Walmart next to the Spring Hill Metro station.
Looking for a charging station? Here’s a map of current options in Tysons:
Photo via Electrify America